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Case Name EEOC v. Satchel's BBQ & Steaks, Inc. EE-TX-0319
Docket / Court 4:05-cv-02979 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On August 23, 2005, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of a black employee, filed a lawsuit in the Southern District Court of Texas, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, against Satchel's BBQ & Steaks, ... read more >
On August 23, 2005, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of a black employee, filed a lawsuit in the Southern District Court of Texas, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, against Satchel's BBQ & Steaks, Inc. The EEOC sought injunctive relief, compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorneys' fees, and other forms of affirmative relief claiming that the defendant subjected the complainant to a racially hostile work environment because of his race, Black.

On September 20, 2005, the District Court (Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt) entered a consent decree where the defendant, among other things, agreed to pay the complainant $12,000.

Perry Miska - 05/09/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) SATCHEL'S BBQ & STEAKS, INC.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of a black employee who alleges that he was subjected to a racially hostile work environment.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2005 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2005
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
4:05-cv-02979 (S.D. Tex.) 09/20/2005
EE-TX-0319-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 08/23/2005
EE-TX-0319-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 09/20/2005
EE-TX-0319-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Hoyt, Kenneth M. (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0319-0002 | EE-TX-0319-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Harwin, Robert B. (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0319-0001 | EE-TX-0319-0002
Randall, Jennifer Ann (Texas)
EE-TX-0319-0001 | EE-TX-0319-0002 | EE-TX-0319-9000
Taylor, Judith G. (Texas)
EE-TX-0319-0001 | EE-TX-0319-0002
Defendant's Lawyers Springer, Julie A. (Texas)
EE-TX-0319-0002 | EE-TX-0319-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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